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Matthew 20:13

    Matthew 20:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: did not you agree with me for a penny?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he in answer said to one of them, Friend, I do you no wrong: did you not make an agreement with me for a penny?

    Webster's Revision

    But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling?

    World English Bible

    "But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn't you agree with me for a denarius?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 20:13

    Friend, I do thee no wrong - The salvation of the Gentiles can in itself become no impediment to the Jews; there is the same Jesus both for the Jew and for the Greek. Eternal life is offered to both through the blood of the cross; and there is room enough in heaven for all.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 20:13

    Friend, I do thee no wrong - I have fully complied with the contract. We had an agreement: I have paid all that I promised. If I choose to give a penny to another man if he labors little or not at all if I should choose to give all my property away to others, it would not affect this contract with you: it is fully met; and with my own with that on which you have no further claim I may do as I please. So, if Christians are just, and pay their lawful debts, and injure no one, the world has no right to complain if they give the rest of their property to the poor, or devote it to send the gospel to the pagan, or to release the prisoner or the captive. It is their own. They have a right to do with it as they please. They are answerable, not to people, but to God, and infidels, and worldly people, and cold professors in the church have no right to interfere.